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Job satisfaction in green construction projects: antecedent roles of green work climate, pro-environmental construction practice and green human capital

Hilary Omatule Onubi (Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Arau, Malaysia) (Centro Nacional de Excelencia para la Industria de la Madera (CENAMAD), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile)
Manuel Carpio (Department of Construction Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile) (Centro Nacional de Excelencia para la Industria de la Madera (CENAMAD), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile)
Ahmad Sanusi Hassan (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 23 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Job satisfaction (JS) of construction workers is important in determining the level of green construction project performance. Despite the importance of construction workers' JS in actualizing green construction projects' objectives, insufficient consideration has been accorded in green construction studies. This study aims to determine the link between green human capital (GHC), pro-environmental construction practice (PCP), green work climate (GWC) and JS. Precisely, the purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating role of GWC on the GHC and PCP relationship while analysing the moderating effect of GWC on the relationship between PCP and JS.

Design/methodology/approach

This research's data were collected through a survey questionnaire with 272 useable responses obtained. The partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) technique was used in the study's data analysis.

Findings

The findings of this study indicate that GHC was positively related to PCP; GWC had a significant mediating effect on the GHC–PCP relationship; PCP had a significant positive effect on JS; and GWC had a significant moderating effect on the PCP–JS relationship with high GWC yielding the greater effect.

Practical implications

This study gives a clearer picture of how GHC can lead to the adoption of PCP through GWC and translate to JS, thus providing stakeholders with the required information on firm-based initiatives that can promote the needed green behaviour on the construction site.

Originality/value

The originality of this study lies in its contribution to both theory and practice as it provides greater insight into PCP alongside its antecedents and outcomes as it relates to the JS of construction project/site managers.

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Acknowledgements

This work was partly funded by the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) through the project ANID BASAL FB210015 CENAMAD.

Citation

Onubi, H.O., Carpio, M. and Hassan, A.S. (2022), "Job satisfaction in green construction projects: antecedent roles of green work climate, pro-environmental construction practice and green human capital", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-06-2022-0548

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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